winter egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beckyschicks, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hours of sun light do hens have to have to lay? And does the cold effect them with laying? Thanks
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    14 and yes it does mine are laying less already and its only into the forties at night here
     
  3. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if they don't get 14 hours they won't lay. The only reason I ask is I have a 20/22 week old that I was hoping would lay this year but it's dark here now by 6/630 and the sun doesn't come up until 7ish. Oh well I guess theres always spring. Thanks for the help!!
     

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